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This is the online glossary for Tabroom.com. It describes the function of each feature of Tabroom for tournament directors, coaches, and participants.

It was written by Aaron Hardy, with substantial assistance from Chris Palmer, Jon Bruschke, and Jim Menick, with the support of the National Speech & Debate Association.

You can also download a PDF of the whole glossary or use the links at the top of each page to print or download a PDF of a single section.

FAQ/Quick Starts

If you have a troubleshooting issue, the first place you should look is the:

Frequently Asked Questions


For first-time Tabroom users, check out these sections of the manual:

Creating Your School (PDF Doc)

Creating And Linking Your School Video Webinar

How To Register For A Tournament

Tournament Quick Start

Tournament Checklist

Glossary

The glossary is divided into sections which correspond to the main things you do on Tabroom.

Your Tabroom Account

Students - How to navigate the Tabroom homepage features as a student.

Coaches - How to navigate the Tabroom homepage features as a coach.

Judges - How to navigate the Tabroom homepage features as a judge.

Administer a School/Circuit

School Administration - Everything you need to know about managing your school in Tabroom - student/judge rosters, linking to your NSDA account, joining circuits, registering for tournaments, and accessing your school results.

Registration - How to register for a tournament on Tabroom.

Competitor Signups - New feature allowing competitors to self register for tournaments, with coach confirmation and optional parental notifications.

Prefs - Filling out a pref sheet for mutually preferred judging.

Circuit Administration - If you're a circuit administrator, this will explain how to approve tournaments, communicate with member schools, and fix tournament results.

Viewing Results & Online Ballots - How to see tournament results as a coach and access online ballots as a judge.

Register for Nationals (Coach) - How to register for the NSDA National Tournament in Tabroom.

District Chair Nationals Guide - How to post your district results to Nationals so coaches can register, register WSD teams, and add Congress legislation.

How to Set Up And Run A Tournament

The headers on the left side of this page reference the main tabs a tournament administrator sees when they go into the administrative side of the Tabroom tournament they are running: Settings, Entries, Paneling, Schemats, Tabbing, Results. The subheaders refer to the buttons that appear when you hover over each of these tabs.

Public Info

Calendars - Viewing tournament information on the main Tabroom calendar, circuit calendars, or your upcoming tournament list.

Tournament Info - Finding public information about tournaments, invitations, entries, and judges.

Public Results - Where to find results from completed or ongoing tournaments.

Live Updates - Configuring your account to receive "Live Updates" about pairings and results via email/text, for a student, judge, or school.

Paradigms - Viewing, uploading, and editing judge paradigms.